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The Gatesworth Luxury Senior Living Community

Now hiring, full and part time positions. Serve residents in one of our three beautifully-appointed dining rooms offering casual, American bistro and fine dining fares. Be our on-the-go staff person who valet parks, delivers packages, walks dogs and sets up audio visual programs and equipment for music entertainment. Greet residents, guests and vehicles at either of our entrances. Certified Nurses Assistants offer companion care to our independent residents or work in the Personal Care office. Unarmed, Licensed Security Officers work at a security post screening visitors to our campus. Apply in person at One McKnight Place. Go to the employee entrance located next to the loading dock or email resumes to: tandrews@thegatesworth.com. For more information about our community visit our website at www.thegatesworth.com.
Terri Andrews, tandrews@thegatesworth.com, The Gatesworth, 314-993-0111, www.thegatesworth.com

United Scripts Pharmacy

We are seeking an experienced marketing professional with marketing/sales experience in pharmacy services and/or the long-term care market. Position offers competitive salary plus commission, excellent health benefits, 401(k) retirement plan, paid time off, laptop and company vehicle. This role will be responsible for developing new business relationships with long-term care providers' key contacts by marketing and selling pharmacy services. LTC providers we service are skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, residential care homes, etc. throughout Missouri and Illinois. Maintain positive relationships with established business and communicate daily with management team about customer feedback, needs, and goals. Set business presentation meetings to potential customers and represent the company at trade show events throughout Missouri and Illinois. Provide mandatory weekly marketing reports developed and kept within our client management tool. Minimum of 3 years experience, cold calling required, some overnight travel. Send resume & CV to Keith Earls.
Keith Earls, kearls@unitedscripts.com, United Scripts Pharmacy, 314-828-4600, www.unitedscripts.com

Delta Center for Independent Living

Delta Center maintains a list of attendants that are seeking employment in St. Charles, St. Louis, Lincoln, Warren, and Franklin counties. Attendants are employed by individuals with disabilities and provide personal care including assistance with bathing, dressing, housekeeping and other daily living tasks. Attendants earn up to $10/hr and must pass a background check to be placed on the list. For more information, please contact Delta Center at 636-926-8761.
Danielle Carter, daniellecarter@dcil.org, Delta Center for Independent Living, 636-926-8761, www.dcil.org

Delta Center for Independent Living

This is a full-time position responsible for overseeing aspects of the Consumer Directed Services Program for people with disabilities and team personnel under the direction of the Director of Services. This supervisory position will be held in conjunction with case management duties and a slightly reduced caseload. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria: • Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years full-time relevant paid job experience • Working knowledge of DHSS Consumer Directed Services Program preferred • Proven leadership/mentoring experience • Previous supervisory experience preferred • Familiarity with Microsoft applications and internet based research • Ability to manage interruptions and multiple priorities • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively by phone and in person • Transportation with 48 hours notice Interested parties should e-mail resume to info@dcil.org. For additional information regarding this position or about the services provided by Delta Center, please visit our website at www.dcil.org. Delta Center values diversity of culture, personal experience with disabilities, and other life experiences, and is an equal opportunity employer by choice.
Danielle Carter, daniellecarter@dcil.org, Delta Center for Independent Living, 636-926-8761, www.dcil.org
Honors & Recognition
The Aging 2.0 #30in30in30 Pitch Event held recently in Chicago is an initiative to encourage local communities around the world to innovate products and services that stand to improve the lives of older adults. SmartCare took first prize in Chicago, winning the opportunity to pitch at the international AgeTech Expo in San Francisco on November 19th. AgeTech Expo brings together senior care providers across the continuum of care, technology startups, and established companies, consultants and academics for sector-leading education and networking.
Scott Mosher, scott.mosher@smartcaresystem.com, SmartCare, 855-878-3762, smartcareconsultants.com

Do you know an exceptional caregiver? Nominate them for the Best of the Best award. Let them know they are appreciated and that the work they do makes a difference. Let VOYCE be the one to give you that voice in front of the long-term care community at the Caregiver Awards Luncheon on December 3rd. Not only will they be recognized that day as being an exceptional caregiver but it is something they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Will you help recognize the people on the front lines making a difference in the lives of people in long-term care? Nomination forms: http://www.voycestl.org/events/caregiver-awards-luncheon/.
Kristin Pendleton, kpendleton@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-919-2410, www.voycestl.org
Arts & Entertainment
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Join us for our Oktoberfest luncheon. We will have a themed costume contest, door prizes, delicious food, and live entertainment! Call Kacie Derby at 636-946-4042 today. You may also register online a Baue.com/events.
Kacie Derby, kaciederby@baue.com, Baue Funeral Home, 636-946-4042, Baue.com/events

10:00 a.m. at Oak Bend Library

Join David Marchant, Professor of the Practice in Performing Arts at Washington University, and his students of the dance program for an experience to enhance memory. Memories are not just in our heads. The experiences of our lives are made of sight, sound, smell, and touch. Activating our imaginations with motion can evoke the pathways of memory. Participate in this sensory journey, engaging the body-mind connection through reading, reminiscence, gesture, and movement. Recommended for adults interested in improving memory skills and people with early-stage memory loss.
Stacey Lewis, slewis@slcl.org, St. Louis County Library, 314-994-3300, http://www.slcl.org/content/michael-castro-greater-st-louis-humanities-festival

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the History Museum

The Silver Stages Series: Performances by Mature St. Louisans for Mature St. Louisans Featuring Premiere Performances! Maturity and Its Muse presents internationally renown Grupo Atlantico. This performance features the folklore and rich tri-ethnic heritage (African, Indian and Spanish) of the Caribbean and Pacific coastal regions of Colombia as well as other Caribbean rhythms. Colorful, gay and exciting. Another Stages premiere! Admission is free. At the E. Desmond Lee Auditorium of The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. For handicapped accessible information contact: Lynn Hamilton at 314-420-1444 or email lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.
Lynn Hamilton, lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org, Maturity And Its Muse, 314-420-1444, www.maturityanditsmuse.org

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at BJC Campus

STL Village will present its debut fundraising event, "Village Aglow,” in the new St. Louis College of Pharmacy facility on the BJC Campus. The theme is "lighting the way to aging better together" and will feature a showcase of young artists from the metropolitan area. A bar, appetizers, coffee and dessert will be available before and after the tour and show. Proceeds from this event will support the operations of STL Village in its work of assisting those over 50 years old who desire to age in community in a safe and socially connected manner. For additional information about STL Village, visit our website at www.stlvillage.org or contact Executive Director Madeline Franklin by calling 314-802-0275.
Maggy Malcolm, maggym2016@yahoo.com, STL Village, 314-802-0275, www.stlvillage.org

7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church

The Ballwin/Chesterfield Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is hosting a trivia night benefit for the Legal Advocacy Fund, promoting equality for all women and girls. Trinity Lutheran Church is located at Clayton Road and Hwy 141. For further information contact Doris Nistler at dnistler14@att.net.
Doris Nistler, dnistler14@att.net, American Association of University Women, 314-692-7281

10:00 a.m.  to 2:00 p.m. at Creve Coeur Park

“Big Wheels for Meals” Family Fun Day and Thank-you Event. There is still time to register as an exhibitor or sponsor, but HURRY – spaces are filling up! Everyone is invited to this free event, which will be held at the corporate pavilion on the upper level of the park off Dorsett Road (13236 Streetcar Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043.) Enjoy games, prizes, drawings, information booths, food trucks and more. Come and celebrate community “Big Wheels” who have helped MEAAA continue to provide Meals on Wheels services to more than 2,500 homebound seniors each day in the greater St. Louis area. For more information contact Elise Daniels at edaniels@mid-eastaaa.org or 636-207-0847.
Elise Daniels, edaniels@mid-eastaaa.org, Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, 636-207-0847, www.AgingMissouri.org

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Mascoutah Senior Center

The 9th Annual Wine & Cheese Party Fundraiser for the Mascoutah Senior Services Program will include a silent auction, with opportunities to bid on items suitable for holiday gifting. Great appetizers and beverages included in the $20 donation. Cardinal quilt raffle will be held at 4:30 p.m. Held at 227 N. Market, Mascoutah, Illinois.. Tickets available now as this is always a sell-out. Fun folks over 21 are welcome.
Sandra Hakanson, mascoutasrdirector@gmail.com, Mascoutah Senior Services Program, 618-566-8758, mascoutahseniorcenter.org

6:30 p.m. at Olivette Community Center

Trivia Night! Prize for best decorated themed table: "Salute to our Veterans.” Prizes include First Place $400, Second Place $240. Sponsorships available. Call chamber for more information. Held at Olivette Community Center, 9723 Grandview Drive. Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. Game starts at 7:00 p.m. $20 per player or  $140 per team.
Jennifer Stringer, jstringer@ccochamber.com, Creve Coeur-Olivettte Chamber of Commerce, 314-569-3536, www.ccochamber.com
Health & Wellness
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Sweet Katie Bee's

If you are considering getting a Cochlear Implant, Hybrid or Baha, join Cochlear Americas for a meet and greet at Sweet Katie Bee’s, 212 East State Street in O'Fallon, IL 62269. Meet some of our volunteers and learn about our implantable technology.
Sara Chinnock, schinnock@cochlear.com, Cochlear Americas, 314-324-8690, www.cochlear.com

at the Chesterfield DoubleTree Hotel

The West Newsmagazine Better Living EXPO will feature a seminar, "Senior & Baby Boomer Matters: Local Experts Provide Advice on Successful Active Aging" at 11:15 am from 12:15 pm. The Better Living EXPO is  at the Chesterfield DoubleTree Hotel, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road. The event and the seminar is open to the public and free to attend. The topics for the seminar include tips and trends on elder law, fitness, wellness, design for aging in place, medication management, senior placement, Medicare Part D, activities of the Chesterfield Older Adult Task Force and much more. The goal of the seminar is to help educate and inform Older Adults and Baby Boomer residents in a single setting about matters that can improve their lives and future. The seminar is sponsored by the Chesterfield Older Adult Task Force. For more information, please contact Libbey Tucker at 636-537-4000.
Gary Goldman, garysgoldman@aol.com, West Newsmagazine/City of Chesterfield, 314-703-2507, www.newsmagazinenetwork.com

6:00 p.m. at Des Peres Hospital

Joint pain stopping you from enjoying daily activities? If joint pain is taking over your life, you owe it to yourself to find out more about treatment options and surgery techniques at one of our upcoming free seminars. October 13 with Dr. Cory Solman and October 21 with Dr. Matthew Bradley. Call 1-888-457-5203 to RSVP.
Simone Valle, simone.valle@tenethealth.com, Des Peres Hospital, 314-966-9100, www.despereshospital.com

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Covenant House

Health fair with flu shots, product presentations, promotional giveaways, and raffles. Where do I turn when I need help after returning from a hospital stay? How do I find out what is covered by Medicare or Medicaid? Is there a cost effective way to get help with daily medication administration? Providers will be on hand to answer these questions and more at the Covenant Place Annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair at 10 Millstone Campus Drive. Identity Theft prevention programs, sponsored by Royal Bank, will be offered during the event. Learn how to proactively protect yourself. The event is free and open to the public. Covenant Place – A Community for Seniors, is a non-profit, affordable senior living community with approximately 450 residents living independently in a vibrant community. Covenant Place provides services and programs that improve the quality of life for seniors at Covenant Place and in the community at large. Covenant Place is a grantee of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.
Gay Guller, gguller@covenantplacestl.org, Covenant Place, 314-432-1610, www.covenantplacestl.org

9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Middendorf-Kredell Public Library

Missouri Kidney Program (MOKP) offers free kidney classes to people with Stage 3 through Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease. Experienced nurses, dietitians and social workers share information. In addition, people already living with kidney failure share their experiene as part of the discussion of options. Guests are welcome. The next St. Louis class will be held at the Middendorf-Kredell Public Library, 2750 Highway K, O'Fallon, MO. 63368. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Missouri Kidney Program at 800-733-7345.
Carol Newmark, Newmarkpc@aol.com, Missouri Kidney Program, 314-807-1596, HTTPS://MOKP.missouri.edu/public/classes.asp

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Alton, IL

The Older Adults Health Council and Senior Services Plus will be hosting a health fair at 2603 North Rodgers in Alton, Illinois. The public is invited to attend to learn about a variety of resources from over 50 local vendors. Free health screenings will also be offered. Walgreen’s Pharmacy will also be on site offering influenza vaccinations for $25.99 per person and accepts most insurances including Medicare. Information is available on assisted & supportive living, chiropractic care, community service organizations, hearing specialists, home health care, hospice and palliative care, independent living, massage therapy, Medicare specialists, mental health & wellness, and skilled nursing. Entertainment for the event is being sponsored by Harmony Health Plans, a division of WellCare. Indianapolis entertainer Ginny Spillman will be performing as both Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette from 11:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Senior Services Plus’ School House Grill will be open during the event, serving breakfast and lunch from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  A bake sale will also be held in the School House Grill to benefit the Southwestern Illinois Division of the United Way.
Kimberly Campbell, kcampbell@seniorservicesplus.org, Senior Services Plus, 618-465-3298, http://www.seniorservicesplus.org

10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at Life Care Center of Florissant

Free blood pressure checks every month on the third Tuesday at Life Care Center of Florissant, 1201 Garden Plaza Drive, Florissant, MO 63033
Arthur Williams, aawmsjr1@gmal.com, Life Care Center of Florissant, 314-831-3752, www.lcca.com
The Hurdles to Getting Hearing Aids
10/5/2015 3:00:48 AM By JANE E. BRODY NYTimes Aging - News
Hearing loss is usually gradual, and people often fail to recognize when it becomes severe enough to warrant hearing aids. View More...
Overmedicating Patients
10/1/2015 9:00:00 PM NYTimes Aging - News
A geriatrician writes, “I have done more good for frail elderly patients by taking them off medicines than by placing them on them.” View More...
In Florida, Senator Marco Rubio Talks With Retirees About Age
9/28/2015 9:00:00 PM By JEREMY W. PETERS NYTimes Aging - News
In a speech at a retirement community, Mr. Rubio made references to his relative youth and to the perils he believes lie in electing a president who does not understand the technological shifts underway. View More...
Near the End, It’s Best to Be ‘Friended’
9/28/2015 9:00:00 PM By PAULA SPAN NYTimes Aging - News
Older patients without anyone to make medical decisions on their behalf are described as unbefriended. In a crisis, there is no one to speak for them. View More...
Is It Old Age, or A.D.H.D.?
9/28/2015 11:31:00 AM By JUDITH BERCK NYTimes Aging - News
Once seen as a disorder affecting mainly children and young adults, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is increasingly understood to last throughout one’s lifetime. View More...
Hearing Loss Costs Far More Than Ability to Hear
9/28/2015 2:45:34 AM By JANE E. BRODY NYTimes Aging - News
The effects can be physical and psychological, professional and social. Yet many sufferers don’t realize it, or won’t admit it. View More...
Born in the Basement and Never Left
9/26/2015 9:00:00 PM By COREY KILGANNON NYTimes Aging - News
Eleanor Murray, who turns 93 on Sunday, has lived at 531 West 135th Street her entire life. View More...
A Nonagenarian Groper
9/23/2015 5:32:39 AM By ELAINE K. WINIK NYTimes Aging - News
Metropolitan Diary: A 92-year-old woman, blind in her right eye, was searching for her handbag in the doctor’s office and felt something odd. View More...
An Aging Population, Without the Doctors to Match
9/22/2015 9:00:00 PM By MARCY COTTRELL HOULE NYTimes Aging - News
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When Crime Pays: J&J’s Drug Risperdal
9/16/2015 9:00:00 PM By NICHOLAS KRISTOF NYTimes Aging - News
Marketing the antipsychotic got Johnson & Johnson a criminal record, big settlement costs and penalties — and bigger profits. View More...
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Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death
9/25/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death
Category: Health News
Created: 9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health
9/25/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health
Category: Health News
Created: 9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Treating Older Patients for Pneumonia in ICU May Boost Survival, But Not Costs
9/23/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Treating Older Patients for Pneumonia in ICU May Boost Survival, But Not Costs
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Created: 9/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile
9/22/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile
Category: Health News
Created: 9/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/22/2015 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Tai Chi Might Help People With Long-Term Health Conditions
9/18/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Tai Chi Might Help People With Long-Term Health Conditions
Category: Health News
Created: 9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds
9/1/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 8/31/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study
8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study
Category: Health News
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Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study
8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study
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Created: 8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Hispanics in U.S. Least Likely to Dial 911 for Stroke
8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Hispanics in U.S. Least Likely to Dial 911 for Stroke
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1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC
8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: 1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC
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Study: European austerity to blame for rise in male suicide
10/6/2015 12:45:07 PM Big News Network
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Boston startup allows employers to pay student loan debts
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South Korea fighter jet contract with Indonesia in progress, says official
10/5/2015 8:45:01 PM Big News Network
SEOUL -- South Korea's military said it would develop a fleet of indigenous fighter jets without U.S. core technology and the move would not affect Seoul's defense contract with Indonesia.

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Geena Davis to play Jon Hamm's daughter in sci-fi film
10/5/2015 12:45:07 PM Big News Network
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Why retirement security is a challenge for women?
10/4/2015 11:56:02 PM Big News Network
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Have Welsh scientists found a way of preventing the onset of rheumatoid arthritis?
10/6/2015 8:49:37 AM Big News Network
<br>Scientists at a Welsh university have discovered what they believe has the potential to prevent the onset of an aggressive and hard-to-treat form of rheumatoid arthritis. <br>A team of View More...
Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults
10/6/2015 8:49:17 AM Big News Network
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The Case for Retirement in Mexico
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40,000 elderly in care system 'going hungry'
10/6/2015 8:44:57 AM Big News Network
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Explainer: Christie Pushes Pension Alternative, But Option Already Exists
10/6/2015 8:39:31 AM Big News Network
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The Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter is pleased to announce the expansion of Cardinals Reminiscence League (CRL). CRL is a program designed for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia who come together to reminisce about St. Louis' favorite pastime--Cardinals baseball. CRL builds on the reminiscence therapy concept that memorabilia and other prompts can be used to stimulate conversations about shared memories of past experiences. Individuals in the early stages of dementia meet to share pleasant baseball memories in hopes of enhancing their mood and communication skills. The St. Louis Chapter is expanding CRL and will be offering the program at five new locations: Family Partners Adult Day Services (314-686-4444), St. John's Community Care (618-344-0276), Cardinal Ritter Senior Services (314-918-2295), Jewish Community Center (314-442-3245), and St. Charles County Library (636-978-7997 ext. 2461). If interested in participating in the program, please contact the location for details. The Alzheimer's Association is currently looking for volunteer facilitators to run the programs at each locations. If interested in volunteering, contact Gina Timme at gtimme@alz.org or 314-801-0414.
Lindy Noel, lnoel@alz.org, Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter, 800-272-3900, alz.org/stl

Puzzle Warehouse offers an affordable program providing a new puzzle every month for an entire year called "Puzzle Of The Month Club" starting at just $9.99. When you join the Puzzle of the Month Club at Puzzle Warehouse, you'll receive new jigsaw puzzle every month as long as your membership is active. Chosen by our staff, we work hard to to find a puzzle for each month of the year that is new, exciting, and challenging - based on the difficulty level you prefer: 300, 500, or 1000 pieces. All puzzles are selected from top brands like SunsOut, Buffalo Games, and Master Pieces, and include the most popular themes we think any adult puzzler would love (never too juvenile, feminine, or masculine).
Greg Brown, jrowland@waytechnology.com, Puzzle Warehouse, 314-856-4030, www.PuzzleWarehouse.com

Executive Senior Services, LLC is excited to announce their new Chesterfield Mall location. As an independent Medicare brokerage firm, the agents at Executive Senior Services, LLC understand the differences with the current plans available and are able to guide clients in choosing the right option to meet their needs. “Our agents always have the best interests of each client at the core of everything they do,” said President Jean Sandifer, who has been with the business since it opened in 2012. “We know the transition into Medicare can be confusing and sometimes overwhelming. We represent many of the top insurance carriers so we are able to research and find the product most beneficial to our clients. There is no cost and no obligation for a visit to our store. A consultation with one of our experienced agents will help you efficiently select the right plan because we get to know our clients, we provide personalized service and we have been educated in the field.” Executive Senior Services, LLC believes an educated client is better equipped to make informed decisions. The firm conducts numerous free workshops on issues seniors face at their Chesterfield Mall location.
Jean Sandifer, jeansandifer@gmail.com, Executive Senior Services, 314-392-5442, www.executiveseniorservices.com

Pauline's Place ADC is now accepting clients. We are licensed by Missouri and accept private pay with Medicaid pending. We offer pick up and drop off. Out trips, walks, dance, and intergenerational program with our local school and church. We offer a volunteer massage therapist 2 days per week. Our RN is licensed in Missouri and Illinois and 40 years experience. Our CNA has over 4 years experience. Stop by for a visit or tour our center daily. We are open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a m. until 4:30 p.m. with Saturday hours, also.
Betty Jones, Paulinesplaceadcllc@yahoo.com, Pauline's Place Adult Day Care, LLC, 314-438-7100, http://facebook.com/Paulinesplacesenior

Family Partners Adult Day Services has opened a second location. Since 2008, Family Partners has provided stimulation, socialization, and supervision in our warm, home-like day center located in Des Peres. We are excited to provide services to more seniors as we open our second location in Chesterfield in the Garden View Care Center. Family Partners is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Families can pick and choose the days and times that work best for their schedule and their loved one's routine. Family Partners was awarded the Missouri Adult Day Services Association "Excellence Award" for two consecutive years. Stop in and visit at either of our locations: 12880 Manchester Road in Des Peres or 1025 Chesterfield Pointe Parkway in Chesterfield. We'd love to introduce you to our participants and share some success stories with you.
Lauren Erdelen, lauren@familypartners.com, Family Partners Adult Day Services, 314-686-4444, www.FamilyPartners.com

Heavenly Sent In Home Care is now accepting new clients. We offer personal care, homemaker chores, and respite services in addition to providing CDS (Consumer Directed Services) where you get paid for caring for your loved one. We accept most forms of payment. Contact us today so we can get you or your loved one living a better, more independent lifestyle while remaining in the comfort of their own home. Remember: Excellence is not just a word, it is a habit.
Briana Smith, hsihcllc@yahoo.com, Heavenly Sent In Home Care Companion LLC, 314-653-0088
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A small gift of your time…..can make a big impression on someone’s heart. BJC Hospice is always in need of adults and teens to donate their time. Apply online or call the volunteer coordinator in your area: St. Louis area 314-872-5050; Farmington 573-760-8550; Sullivan 573-468-3630; Alton 618-463-7100. Hospice patients can be adults or children, and volunteers provide valuable support to patients and their families. Volunteers can help in numerous ways by supporting patients and families so they can continue to live life to the fullest or helping within the office to support the staff. The amount of time you volunteer is your choice, and you are guided each step of the way with on-going training and support from our volunteer coordinator. After completing an application, you will be contacted for a personal interview and will then attend a volunteer training session.
Cara Lotspeich, cms0310@bjc.org, BJC Hospice, 314-872-5050, www.bjchospice.org

Are you in need of affordable legal assistance? Are you concerned about your rights or confused about what Identity Theft can do to you and what resources are available to you? Contact Faye Whobrey of LegalShield who has been assisting seniors and others with these issues for over 14 years. I can meet with you individually or speak to a group. Send me your email or contact information and I will provide you with a comparison of IDShield (which I personally have) versus LifeLock and you can see for yourself how IDShield far outranks LifeLock in both services and membership cost. We cover our clients nationwide and even offer emergency contact 24/7. We are there for you. You matter to us.
Faye Whobrey, fayewhobrey@gmail.com, LegalShield, 314-805-9687, www.legalshieldassociate.com/fayewhobrey

The Heart of Hospice is Volunteers. Share Yourself. Make a Difference. Become a hospice volunteer. Share your passion, time and talent. At Optum Palliative and Hospice Care we are dedicated to compassionate care at the end of life when families need it most. As a valuable part of the Optum team, volunteers provide companionship, caregiver support, administrative assistance, bereavement support and more. Interviews are now being scheduled. Contact Karen Riley, Volunteer Coordinator at 314-592-3670 or email karen_riley26@optum.com.
Karen Riley, karen_riley26@optum.com, Optum Palliative and Hospice Care, 314-592-3670, www.optum.com
Lectures / Cont. Education
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Staenberg Family Complex

Medicare Part D: Helping You Prepare. Medicare Part D open enrollment for 2016 begins October 15, 2014. Everyone turning 65 or already enrolled in a Part D plan should conduct a review each year of the available plans to determine if they are in the best plan for the medications they take. Ladue Pharmacy’s Rick Williams, CPA, and Angie Kloeppel, Pharm. D., share their knowledge and expertise to help you choose the appropriate plan. Free consultations will be available. Giveaways provided by Ladue Pharmacy. Advance reservations, contact: Elaine Most, MS Gerontology, Caseworker, 314-442-3261, emost@jccstl.org. Co-sponsored by the Adult Day Center at the J, NORC, and Ladue Pharmacy.
Elaine Most, emost@jccstl.org, Adult Day Center at the J, 314-442-3261, http://jccstl.com/programs/adult-life-learning/adult-day-services

1:00 p.m. at St. Louis County Library HQ

Be Prepared: Older Adults & Winter Weather. Are you ready for winter? Join us for a discussion on winter weather preparedness. The afternoon features a panel discussion, audience Q&A and information from community organizations. Light refreshments will be provided. Auditorium doors open at 12:30 p.m. Saint Louis County Library Headquarters is located at 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.,  St. Louis, MO 63131. Reservations are requested. Please call 314-615-4426 to RSVP or for further information.
Stacey Lewis, slewis@slcl.org, St. Louis County Library, 314-994-3300, http://www.slcl.org/content/be-prepared-older-adults-and-winter-weather

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m at Meramec SLCC

Caregiving and Dementia: Understanding Difficult Behavior. Join St. Louis Community College Continuing Education this fall for a special edition of the Caregiving at Home Series. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as their ability to use language is lost. Some behaviors can present challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. AHCE:701 | $15 Section 651. Instructor: Theresa James, BSW. Meramec - CE Classroom. To register for this program, call 314-984-7777.
Timothy Gallo, tgallo@stlcc.edu, St. Louis Community College-Continuing Education, 314-984-7777, stlcc.edu/CE


6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive

Seven features to make your home safe, beautiful and functional on a budget. Liberty Home Equity Solutions will host Certified Aging In Place Specialist Deb Bokamper. Ms. Bokamper received her CAPS designation in 2012. Held at Economic Development Center in SSM Conference Room, 5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive. Space is limited, RSVP to wade.brooks@libertyhomeequity.com or call 636-229-5680.
Deb Bokamper, debbokamper@yahoo.com, Ageless Design, 636-225-6865, www.agelessdesignbydeb.com


at SIU Med in Springfield, IL

Join us for the 20th Annual Memory Loss Conference in Springfield, Illinois. Friday is for professionals in the fields of healthcare, aging and memory loss and Saturday is for the general public, especially family caregivers and other care partners. More information, including speakers and registration details, available at www.siumed.edu/alz or by calling 217-545-7199.
Maggie Schaver, mschaver@siumed.edu, Southern IL University School of Medicine, 217-545-7193, www.siumed.edu/alz

NOV. 30 thru DEC. 4
at St. Charles Extension

FastTrac New Venture: Learn how to open your own business! Workshop topics include: program introduction and entrepreneurial profile; identifying and assessing venture opportunities; concept development; entry strategies; market research and analysis; market penetration; pricing and profitability; budgeting. St. Charles Extension, 260 Brown Road, St. Peters, MO 63376. Offered at no cost to Dislocated Workers. To register, or for more information, call 314-657-3768. Workshops are limited to 20 participants, and classes fill quickly. Workshop expenses including continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials are provided through a grant from the Missouri Division of Workforce Development.
Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, SBTDC, 314-657-3768, missouribusiness.net
Support & Counseling

Grieving the loss of a child? BJC Hospice is having a one-day retreat, Daybreak, on October 3rd to help meet the unique needs of couples grieving the death of their son or daughter. Daybreak encourages communication and partnership, provides opportunities to share feelings and experiences, and fosters a sense of hope. For more information, email griefsupport@bjc.org or call 314-953-1676.
Cara Lotspeich, cms0310@bjc.org, BJC Hospice, 314-872-5050, www.bjchospice.org 

OCTOBER 22 & 23

The Alzheimer's Association is proud to partner with the Gerontology Program at University of Missouri-St. Louis to bring training to St. Louis for organizations who wish to start or enhance a volunteer respite program. According to the Family Caregiving Alliance, nearly 66 million Americans provide care and support for a loved one who is ill, disabled or aged. Those families need a break, and the reality of paid services is unrealistic for many. The REST program provides training for organizations, agencies, faith communities and others who wish to build a voluntary-respite program. The REST program will offer a train-the-trainer in St. Louis October 22 and 23. For questions, please email srohlfs@alz.org or visit the REST website: http://www.marklund.org/programs-and-services/respite-services/rest-training-program/future-rest-trainings.

Stephanie Rohlfs-Young, srohlfs@alz.org, Alzheimer's Association, 314-801-0449,  www.alz.org/stl

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Mercy Retreat Center

Strategic Interventions: Coaching Tools for Working Caregivers of Aging Parents. This conference will focus on the issues of employees and families who are struggling with caring for their older adult loved ones. Older adults are living longer and often with increasing disability, and emotional and financial costs to family caregivers. Set your calendar to join St. Louis EAPA and our featured speaker Sylvia Nissenboim at the beautiful, peaceful Mercy Retreat Center to learn about coaching and clinical intervention strategies to help our clients (and even us) to balance the demands of caregiving with our careers, our families, and our personal well-being. 6 CEU's and 6 PDH's approved for this event. Student (w/student I.D.) $25. Groups of 3 or more $85. EAPA Members $90. Early Registration (Received by 10/16/15) $90. Non EAPA Members and late registration $100. Mercy Retreat Center is located at 2039 N. Geyer Rd., St. Louis, MO 63131. Email info@eapastl.org for more information.
K Schuth, info@eapastl.org, Employee Assistance Professionals Association, 636-230-9199, www.eapassn.org/Missouri

Progeria: Viennese researchers describe mechanism behind premature aging disease
10/7/2015 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
Progeria, a premature aging disease, is the research focus of Roland Foisner's team at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. View More...
Preferences for a good end-of-life experience
10/7/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
A study comparing preferences and willingness to pay for end-of-life treatments between advanced cancer patients and the general population of older adults has shown that patients are willing to pay... View More...
Lack of face-to-face contact almost doubles depression risk for older adults
10/6/2015 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
Seniors who rarely see their friends or family are at almost twice the risk for depression, and regular written or telephone contact fails to offset this risk, a new study finds. View More...
Concussion recovery proceeds more slowly in older people
10/6/2015 3:00:00 AM Aging Research
Using fMRI and working memory tasks, researchers find older people take longer to recover from concussion and suggest post-injury management should differ by age group. View More...
WHO: society needs to think differently about aging
10/5/2015 3:00:00 AM Aging Research
In a new report on aging and health, the WHO call for public health action and fundamental shifts in how we think about aging as the number of over-60s is set to double by 2050. View More...
Researcher calls for changes to colorectal cancer screening guidelines
10/5/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Editorial suggests more research is needed to pinpoint age to end aggressive screeningColorectal cancer will claim the lives of close to 50,000 Americans this year, according to the American... View More...
High opioid use in older people with COPD raises safety concerns
10/5/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Study based on records for more than 120,000 adults in Ontario age 66 and older with COPDResearchers are raising safety concerns about high rates of new opioid use among older adults with chronic... View More...
To live longer, replace 1 hour of sitting with walking daily
10/4/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Could it be this simple? A new study suggests replacing sitting with walking for 1 hour each day could reduce the risk of early death by up to 14%. View More...
Innovative 'brain prosthesis' could help with memory loss
10/2/2015 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
The symptoms of dementia, including memory loss, are incurable. But a new brain prosthesis implanted in the hippocampus is showing promise as a potential cure for memory loss. View More...
High-volume facilities better for nursing hip fractures
9/30/2015 9:00:00 AM Aging Research
There isn't a lot of information available to help family caregivers choose the best skilled nursing facility for an elderly loved one who breaks a hip, but a new study suggests a potentially useful... View More...
Increasing calcium intake 'does not improve bone health of seniors'
9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Increasing calcium intake to current recommendations does not improve bone density or reduce the risk of fractures among adults over the age of 50, two new studies find. View More...
Older women giving up work to care for grandkids, new Australian report finds
9/28/2015 9:00:00 AM Aging Research
Older people, mostly women, are giving up paid work to care for grandchildren so that their daughters and daughters-in-law can return to the labour force. View More...
New drug combo could help older adults with clinical depression
9/28/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Combining an antipsychotic drug with an antidepressant could improve depression in older adults who are unresponsive to antidepressants alone, according to a new study. View More...
Treatment of elderly patients with breast cancer varies between different countries throughout Europe
9/26/2015 3:00:00 PM Aging Research
First results from the largest international comparison of the treatment of elderly patients with breast cancer have shown there are substantial differences in the use of surgery, hormone therapy... View More...
Study links hearing impairment to increased risk of death
9/25/2015 9:00:00 AM Aging Research
New research finds that the risk of death is increased as a result of hearing impairment in the over-70s, for those with mild as well as more severe hearing loss. View More...
Study finds significant differences in frailty by region and by race among older Americans
9/25/2015 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
A large-scale survey of older Americans living at home or in assisted living settings found that 15 percent are frail, a diminished state that makes people more vulnerable to falls, chronic disease... View More...
Older Americans who work are healthier than those unemployed or retired
9/25/2015 4:00:00 AM Aging Research
Employed older adults are found to be generally healthier than unemployed or retired older adults, according to a University of Miami study published in Preventing Chronic Disease. View More...
University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute releases major report on health needs of aging America
9/24/2015 9:00:00 AM Aging Research
The University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute today launched the Stern Center for Evidence-Based Policy and released its first report, "Addressing the Health Needs of an Aging America. View More...
Old vaccine trains immune system
9/24/2015 4:00:00 AM Aging Research
Not only the acquired immune system but also the innate immune system has a memory. And the BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can stimulate this memory. View More...
Researchers identify possible physiological cause of brain deficits with aging
9/23/2015 9:00:00 AM Aging Research
Like scratchy-sounding old radio dials that interfere with reception, circuits in the brain that grow noisier over time may be responsible for ways in which we slow mentally as we grow old... View More...
ICU admission for older, low-risk patients with pneumonia associated with improved survival, with little difference in costs
9/23/2015 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
Among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with pneumonia, intensive care unit (ICU) admission of patients which appeared to be discretionary was associated with improved survival and no significant... View More...
Increased activity in older brains may point to new avenues for treating memory loss
9/23/2015 5:00:00 AM Aging Research
Northwestern Medicine scientists have examined activity in a little-studied part of the brain associated with memory and found for the first time the reason that neurons there become more active in... View More...
Chronic diseases may increase risk of dementia
9/22/2015 5:00:00 AM Aging Research
In a new study of older adults, having multiple chronic conditions was linked with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. View More...
Dementia will affect 1 in 3 people in the UK, report finds
9/21/2015 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
Around 1 in 3 of people born in the UK this year will develop dementia in their lifetime unless increased prevention and treatment strategies are adopted, a new report finds. View More...
A barrier against brain stem cell aging
9/18/2015 4:00:00 AM Aging Research
Neural stem cells generate new neurons throughout life in the mammalian brain. However, with advancing age the potential for regeneration in the brain dramatically declines. View More...
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